5 Podcasts for Premeds

Whether you’re commuting to work, walking to class, or working out, these are great times to listen to podcasts, and make use of what can otherwise be dead time. Check out some of these podcasts that are either geared towards premeds or might interest you!

1. Sawbones

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Sawbones is a medical history podcast hosted by Dr. Sydnee McElroy, a family physician, and her husband, Justin McElroy. They take a disease or other medical topic and talk about all of the messy, gross, and incorrect ways we’ve tried to fix it throughout history, from ancient Rome to now. They also sometimes dip into modern health trends and help combat misinformation.

2. House of Pod

Kaveh, MD, a gastroenterologist, joins friends and colleagues to discuss a variety of topics, both directly related to medicine and not. He approaches each topic with humor and care. Check out the podcast feed here, and find his Twitter account here.

3. This Podcast Will Kill You

This Podcast Will Kill You features hosts Erin Welsh, Ph.D., and Erin Allman Updyke, MD, Ph.D.. They both completed PhDs in disease ecology and started this podcast to discuss interesting or timely infectious diseases. Allman Updyke tackles the biology of the disease while Welsh takes you through the history before the episode wraps up with the current state of affairs.

4. The Short Coat Podcast

The subtitle of the Short Coat Podcast is “What They Don’t Tell You About Med School,” and they’re right. If you want to know inside secrets about medical school, listen to this podcast! Their goal is to help you remember that medical school is about more than numbers and studying all the time.

5. Black Men in White Coats

The goal of the Black Men in White Coats podcast is to increase the number of black men in medicine. Rather than traditional audio, these episodes are in the form of short documentaries produced through partnerships with various medical schools across the country.